Magnetic stripe cards, or swipe cards, are a type of PVC card with a band of magnetic material embedded into resin on the back of the card. They are commonly used in credit and identity cards.
Rigid or semi-rigid PVC are used to produce a credit card's magnetic strip, thanks to the fact that they are sturdy yet flexible, compatible with other thermoplastics and can be easily printed on.
A bank or credit card's magnetic strip or chip rests on a PVC base. Rigid or semi-rigid PVC is a top choice for this type of application, thanks to its sturdiness and flexibility, its compatibility with other thermoplastics and low tendency to form fish-eyes.
Bank and credit cards are manufactured by calendaring, or by the die-flat extrusion of sheets.
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